Portsmouth gains state LL final
Portsmouth jumped out to a 2-0 lead after a two-run homer by Will Fahey in the top of the second. It turned out to be all the runs Portsmouth would need.
“To have Calvin start the game today and pitch five full innings for us was fantastic considering he just came off the disabled list for Friday’s game,” said Portsmouth coach Kyle Griffin.
Hewitt got out of a jam in the bottom of the second with the bases loaded. He gave up the Laconia run on a base hit by Levi McAllister, but struck out Ryan Dee to end the inning.
Russo had a pair of doubles and Lalime had a base hit, a double and two RBIs for Portsmouth.
Goffstown has yet to lose a game in tournament play and has scored 62 runs in five games. “As strong as our pitching may be, Goffstown is going to hit the ball, “ said Griffin. “So if we’re making outs and not errors, we’ll hang in with them.”